Rules Posted in Class

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  1. Starista

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    Good Morning!

    I am home sick with laryngitis and while I FEEL fine ~ ~ I can not talk at all. :-( I have noticed this year that I do not have 5 firm "rules" posted in my classroom. I have a chart that says "Let's Get a long" and talks about sharing etc... But not about the rules of the classroom. How do these 4 rules sound. Feel FREE to add any you think I missed for a good 1st grade year:

    1. Raise Your Hand
    2. Share
    3. Take turns
    4. Walk quietly in halls

    I also want to say something like stay in your seat when it is appropriate, no running etc etc....
     
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  3. Lesley

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    Keep hands, feet, (all body parts) and all objects to yourself.
    Treat others the way you want to be treated.
     
  4. loves2teach

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    I add comments to the things to keep to yourself list :) But I also teach 5th lol

    Also have wait to be called upon before speaking after the raise your hand.

    And I have do your best work

    I do not include hallway behavior in my classroom rules. I have a poster with an acronym that we go over before we leave the room. It is called HALLS. I can post it if anyone is interested
     
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    Thanks for sharing loves2teach tell me about HALLS.....
     
  6. Starista

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    I want to know the HALLS acronym! We often have problems in the halls in the first grade.

    I write this as a coworker (one who has given me trouble before) went to check on the sub yesterday and said to the WHOLE CLASS "Wow, this wouldn't fly in my class." :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I found a cute poem that reads the classroom rules which I think I'll post next year. Thanks to all for your help :)
     
  7. Teacher379

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    To: Loves2teach

    I've sent you a PM about your HALLS acronym that we're all waiting for.

    It's something that I would like to know for next year, since I'll be teaching 1st grade.

    Thanks for all your help!
     
  8. loves2teach

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    Hi, I haven't forgotten- I am in the midst of moving schools & the poster is packed up in my new room & I haven't gotten to it yet. Should get to it tomorrow.

    Sorry to make everyone wait! Who knew moving was this hard!
     
  9. mslimko

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    At the beginning of the year, my class and I worked on our rules together. we discussed the important things of keeping a classroom in order, etc... and I have always heard the simpler the better when it comes to rules. The three rules my class and I came up with:

    Be safe
    Be prepared
    Be respectful

    These rules hit on all areas of regular rules in the school: running in halls (be safe), turning homework in(be prepared), get along with one another (be respectful).

    Keep it simple. What you have sounds great, just make sure that your rules are everything you want in rules of the classroom or when the time comes to say to a student, "What rule did you break" they know exactly what it is.
     
  10. norogo

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    I too want to figure out some good rules for the classroom, not too many but enough. And also what happens when the rules are not followed. I plan on using the green light, red light.
     
  11. nyteacher01

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    These are the rules that I have for my 5th grade class. They are always the same, but in the beginning of the year I ask the students what the rules should be. They ususally respond with something similar and this way they feel like a part of the process. Rules are just not given to them.

    1. Raise your hand to speak or leave your seat.
    2. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
    3. Listen while others are speaking.
    4. Respect each other and their property.

    Seems to cover all problems that have come up.
     
  12. Mrs_Goatess

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    I've had two classrooms of my own, 8th and 12th grade, with only two rules:

    1) Be on time
    2) Be on task

    Those two cover any situation I've run into so far.

    I have a persuasive writing assignment first thing in which I ask them to advocate keeping or changing the rules.
     

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